My Pain Diary & Symptom Tracker: Gold Edition

My Pain Diary & Symptom Tracker: Gold Edition

By Damon Lynn

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2016-08-13
  • Current Version: 1.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 12.60 MB
  • Developer: Damon Lynn
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 63 Ratings


This is the successor the the popular, award-winning, best selling, doctor recommended pain tracking app, My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain & Symptom Tracker. This version, My Pain Diary: GOLD EDITION, strikes a delicate balance between ease-of-use and a broad feature-set. This is a truly USEFUL app, and the newest member of the My Pain Diary family, which has helped over 90,000 chronic pain sufferers better manage their pain, improve communication with their doctors, and gain insights that would be hard attain through other means. Useful and popular features include automatic weather fetching, iCloud sync, basic medication tracking, photo attachments, graphs and PDF doctor's reports. This app is highly customizable. Everyone tracks pain differently, and this is a framework that supports just about any tracking strategy. Created by a chronic pain patient to track, manage, and report on chronic pain and symptoms, chronic illness, and mental health. That means there is no big company with deep pockets supporting this project. I am just one man with a chronic pain condition, a demanding day job, and a young family to care for. I just happen to be formally trained in design, self-taught in programming, experienced at marketing and customer relations, and am a chronic pain patient myself. That's a very rare combination of traits that is hard to come by, so I'm making the most of it, and holding my own against the big players. Enough about me, back to the app! Features: + iCloud Sync Support + Universal App + Highly Customizable + Easy to use + Track unlimited conditions + Track multiple/unlimited times per day + Add past entries (change entry timestamp) + Edit past entries ANATOMY OF A PAIN DIARY ENTRY TRACKERS: Trackers can be thought of as labels or folders that categorize and differentiate your entries. These are the key to tracking more than one condition and comparing conditions to each other. A common strategy is to name the Trackers after the diseases/conditions that you will be tracking. I.e. Migraines, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, etc. These are just examples. METRICS: Each entry is composed of one or more optional pieces of information called 'Metrics'. For example, two commonly used metrics are 'Pain Intensity' and 'Pain Duration'. Metrics are associated with and shared amongst your Trackers. This means that you can set it up to use different metrics for different Trackers, keeping your entry pages clean and the cognitive load low. -- MEDICATION TRACKING -- + Basic medication tracking. -- IMPORTANT EVENTS -- + Record important events that aren't suited for a Pain Diary entry. i.e. Medical Procedures, Therapy Sessions, A slip and fall, etc. -- HISTORY -- + Color-Coded Calendar - Spot patterns and trends at a glance. Calendar days are colored based on the day's highest recorded Intensity. + Fully searchable. + Day View -- GRAPHS -- + Visualize and compare intensity over time with this interactive graph. Plot and compare up to 3 'Trackables' at once and one optional Weather Metric. + Email, print and share a PDF of the Graph. -- REPORTS -- + Create a PDF Report for your Doctors or for archival purposes. Share the Report via email and other standard methods. + Include Graph + Include Pain Scale Descriptions + Include Color-Coded-Calendar + Include Medication Log + Include Important Events -- TOOLS -- + Automatic Weather Fetching + Pain Scale Editor + Units preference - US/Imperial or XUS/Metric Want to see the app in action? Check out the Getting Started video on my YouTube page.



  • I've been waiting for this app for forever!

    By lrprimea
    My fibro fog is awful and makes staying organized in my every day life extremely difficult. I also struggle to identify my symptoms or put a name to what I'm experiencing. I'm extremely satisfied with this app and have already recommended it to several friends who also experience chronic pain. The only reason for the 4 star rating is that I wish there were a way to set notifications to remind me to log my symptoms and if it connected with my FitBit. I otherwise love this app and look forward to continuing to use it.
  • Wish I had this app 3 years ago

    By Gephrey
    Updated Review: Wish the app had the ability to add past pain from previous years. Unable to chart past years pain to compare to current pain. Also unable to upload past pain somehow via a csv file etc. Charting is lacking, but as I’ve found in IT, it’s impossible to provide the best app with the best dashboard capabilities, etc. you have to focus on something. In this case, ease of app use is the focus. And it’s done well. I think the best way to do all of this is in Excel or if you’re knowledgeable, via a database like SQL or Access. But the app is likely suitable for most people. Original Review: I commend this developer. As someone in chronic pain that also wants to work, I respect what he has done here. This app is amazing. Only someone who has been in chronic pain could understand exactly what people want to track to get better and show their doctors to help with a diagnosis. I’ve been tracking what this app does using 4 different note entries on my iPhone. One note for diet, one for pain, one for medications taken and one for other symptoms unrelated to pain. You can do all of this in this app, easily. It’s intuitive. It’s a great app. I’m a developer as well and am really impressed. Looks like something a team of developers would’ve created, but they would’ve missed the mark because only someone in chronic pain would understand the needs of others in chronic pain. Thank you for a great app!!! Well worth the money. I would’ve paid more.
  • I’m so happy I found this app!

    By rr1964
    This app keeps track of everything. It’s convenient and easy to use. I don’t have to bother with writing everything down on paper and then losing it. I can send it directly to my doctor. I use it everyday and I love it!
  • Just Right

    By MerricMLH
    I am tracking RA symptoms and this is a very helpful App: well thought out, works beautifully, easy to use, A lot of needed features e.g. Reports, graphs, imports photos with diary entries... this has everything I need and works well. Definitely worth the price! TY!
  • Communication Rock Star

    By WifeyC80203
    This app has been the best communication tool between my primary treating doctor and me. It allows me to directly email all of my pain logs/summaries so that he can have a more accurate picture of what is going on systemically. It is helpful from my standpoint as a patient and from his as my doctor. I'm so glad this app was designed and continues to keep that communication open, honest, and thorough between doctor and patient.
  • Very limited for the price

    By Leahnicole1992
    I bought this app to track my endometriosis symptoms, however the app doesn't allow you input the illness you are tracking, you must choose from a very limited list (about eight items). That's fine, I can still track my symptoms. However the symptoms that I wanted to track were not available (cramps, vertigo, spotting, etc.), and the search terms that I was given were extremely vague and didn't help me much as far as tracking goes. Unfortunately will be deleting. I can see how this app would work for some people, but for me it was $5 wasted.
  • Love it

    By Scgamer
    Great app for tracking symptoms, very flexible and easy to adjust to your every need.
  • Awesome app

    By Trekkerb
    Awesome app lets me had something to show my Doctor when I go. Allows me to see which triggers and how offend they happen together
  • Beautiful App

    By NikiJacob1970
    I loved this app and was sad to get rid of it. It's beautifully designed and sorta easy to understand. It was just way too advanced for my needs.
  • Excellent for autoimmune disease

    By 1Hcamper
    I have used this for 4 months now, and have found the charts and calendars to be excellent ways to show my rheumatologist what is going on. Thank you !